Escorial is a rare and luxurious wool from a small sheep originating from the Spanish Royal flocks of El Escorial.
The Spanish royal family was entitled to breed the sheep whose coat yielded the prized yarn. The sale of the royal sheep outside Spain was punishable by death., In the year 1765 the sheep from the royal flock traveled outside Spain for the first time when King Charles III offered 90 sheep to his cousin Xavier, the elector of Saxony.
With time, the breed was exported also to the Republic of South Africa, and nowadays Escorial sheep are bred in Australia and New Zealand. Escorial's heritage, authenticity and rarity combine to make it the pinnacle of luxury fibre today.
What makes it special is at the very core of the fibre itself, performing as a naturally coiled spring with a natural memory (or recovery) that returns the fibre to its original curled state.
This flexible characteristic creates a fabric that is incomparable in drape and resilience with a distinctive soft handle that is perfect for lightweight and unconstructed tailoring.
This season we have extended the use of this very special cloth into our Ready to Wear collection with the development of our Lorenzo Blazer.
Made exclusively in Escorial and available in 3 colours: Ash, Onyx and Admiral.